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    Does anyone have ra?

    I think I might have RA. My ring finger is now visibly twisting and hurts very bad. Yet Docs only blow me off... I sorta need some advice on how to get a doctor to listen to you.
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    What is RA? I'm not familiar with the abbreviation.

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    LOL! At first I thought it was a reference to Egyptian mythology, but this really isn't funny if it refers to Rheumatoid Arthritis. My wife has it. It starts small and simple, like being stiff in the morning and/or hip pain. And then it gets worse. Implore a physician run blood tests to see what you have. It may not be R.A. It may not be anything auto-immune at all. It may be Lupus. But unless you get tests run, you won't know and won't be able to do anything about it.

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    Sorry its Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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    my friend just was diagnosed with RA. Her ankles swelled up and she went to the doctor and they didnt now what it was and then went through several sets of antibiotics until they realized it was RA. very sad. I am sorry to hear that

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    i would get it officially diagnosed, than get a second opinion.......could be lupus but i would think the treatment for RA and Lupus should be along the same lines as they are both auto-immune diseases.....lupus often goes misdiagnosed for along time......could be an odd expression of Lyme disease as it affects joints.....get to a doc and if he wont listen to you, dont fight with him, go to a different doc............
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    It may not be as serious as R.A. or Lupus. It could be regular arthritis.

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